Deals Tax, Restructuring Senior Manager


Location – London, Birmingham, Glasgow, Manchester


Our client’s Deals Tax team works closely with their Deals practice to advise on the tax implications of a variety of deals projects, including Business Recovery Services, Real Estate and Mergers and Acquisitions. Part of the wider Corporate Tax network, they’re committed to driving collaboration and cross-working across specialities to drive innovation and success as they service clients all over the world.

The role sits within the Restructuring Tax team, primarily advising on large-scale refinancings, debt and capital restructurings and corporate insolvencies. They work across the Deals business with a market that covers large corporate clients and lenders who operate around the world, across various industries and sectors including retail, manufacturing, insurance, banking, pensions, real estate, PFI, private equity and credit. they work closely with the firm’s Business Restructuring Services, playing a key part in maximising value for stakeholders. They are commercially focused, prioritising their client’s interests to achieve their business objectives whilst navigating the complexities of tax.

Whilst their core focus is restructuring and insolvencies, our client’s team also benefits from having ample opportunities to work across corporate M&A, private equity, real estate M&A, infrastructure and credit transactions. As a result the team gets the opportunity to work on and manage a wide range of transactions.

Our client’s team is fuelled by open and curious minds who are passionate about their work. As part of the team, you’ll experience unparalleled opportunity to develop your career. You’ll work on complex and challenging projects and gain experience working with prestigious and diverse clients – from high profile multinational organisations and private equity firms to start-ups and owner-managed businesses.


The role                          

You will be responsible for the day to day management of a number of key client accounts, managing key stakeholders in a transaction and managing client delivery, providing guidance to junior members and support to senior members of the team. 

Given the nature of our client’s work, it is often fast paced and requires a solid commercial understanding of a transaction and the ability to assimilate detailed information quickly and concisely. Much of their work is international and requires input from and management of teams from the firm’s other offices from around the world.

You will be the key point of contact on transactions and will be expected to create and maintain client relationships as well as relationships with lawyers and other advisers. You will be expected to be able to leverage these relationships to win more work as well as up-sell additional services to existing clients. Given the current market, being part of the restructuring tax team will provide opportunities to develop skills and knowledge which are extremely valuable to clients at present, and the volume of restructuring transactions is likely to increase in the near future. 

Being in a relatively small team, our client benefits from having and promoting a caring and fun working culture. They focus on providing on the job training and up-skilling our more junior members of staff as well ensuring that everyone is supported and can work flexibly when they need to.


Key responsibilities

  • Managing a portfolio of existing clients who operate across a range of industries and helping to build and develop relationships with potential new clients. 
  • Leading on transactions from beginning to end, being the firm’s main point of contact for clients, their advisers and other stakeholders.
  • Develop a sound commercial understanding of a client’s business and objectives such that you can anticipate their needs and provide real value to clients.
  • Coaching and helping the technical development of the more junior members of the working team and playing an active role in the shaping and delivery of the team’s long term business strategy.
     


Skills and attributes

  • Chartered Accountant (ACCA, ICAEW) or Chartered Tax Advisor (ATT, CTA) or equivalent international or legal professional qualification
  • Previous transaction/restructuring experience and strong UK tax knowledge
  • Proven experience in client and stakeholder management, including building and leveraging strong relationships with clients and transaction lawyers
  • Experience supporting a team to achieve financial and commercial targets and coaching more junior team members to do the same
  • Experience in having a flexible approach to work and team management whilst delivering on multiple client commitments; and
  • Being able to identify opportunities either in the market, with existing clients or new clients and capitalise on those opportunities.

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